Community Inclusion Program – update 2017

Published: 29 May 2017

Recently, club secretary Kath, secured further funding for NPTC’s Community Inclusion Program, which is supported by Tennis Victoria. The ACE Grant 2016 Round 2 branched out to incorporate a collaborative partnership with the Farnham Street Neighborhood Learning Centre (FSNLC), so that NPTC could extend its 2015 CIP program to continue supporting junior players from disadvantaged backgrounds in addition to targeting women into tennis.

Since its inception in 2016, the CIP program has offered a structured coaching program for eight youth participants (7-16 year olds) to introduce them to tennis for the first time. For one of these participants, Moukhtar, this coaching provided him with the confidence and skills to play as an emergency in one of our junior teams. He is keen to continue playing after the program continues and not only did he enjoy the fun and skill development, but he also recognises its long term benefits when he said, “to hold on to what I have learned during my past lessons in tennis. This will be important skills that I will keep for life, not for being a professional but for health and fitness sakes.”

The second branch of the grant was to target women from FSNLC and these fell into two groups. The first women group was adult students who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) and the second group catered for the staff that work and support these adult students. The program involved four staff and six students and both groups enjoyed 10 coaching lessons at the Club. The women from the staffing group had all played tennis in their youth and the experience has led them back to a sport they once enjoyed. Their experience is summed by one of their comments, “to be out in the fresh air after a day in the office, and to play with work colleagues away from the normal professional context is socially rewarding and relaxing…. I hope that once the ten lessons are over, I can continue playing regularly to maintain fitness and further develop my tennis skills.” Not only one, but all are now keen and in the process of joining NPTC and playing more regularly with their colleagues. The CALD students have all expressed a wish to continue with comments such as “meaningful”, “an opportunity to meet amazing people, play in team as well as providing fitness and develop a confidence” and “to realize that any age to learn any skill is not too late”. Enabling another round is in the process of organization around their individual schooling schedules.

 

Autumn 2017 Night Competition Semi Final Success

Published: 22 May 2017

We are proud to announce that a number of our teams have been successful and are on their way to next week's grand finals. Congratulations and best wishes to the following teams:

  • Ladies: B Reserve 1
  • Mens: B Grade 5, B Reserve 2, D Special

Come along and cheer our teams along. Details of matches are on the NSNTA website.

Commiserations and best of luck for next season to our players who were unlucky in their finals.

 

Finals Season Upon Us

Published: 13 May 2017

We're delighted that a number of our teams have made the finals for the Autumn 2017 Season Congratulations to our players who will be competing in the semi-finals next week. Better luck next season for our other teams.

We wish all our finalists best of luck and to enjoy some great competitive tennis:

  • Ladies: B Reserve 1, B Reserve 2
  • Mixed: B Special 2, B Reserve 1 and C Special 1
  • Mens: B Grade 1, B Grade 5, B Reserve 2 and D Special

Come along and cheer your club along. Details of matches are on the NSNTA website.

 

Annual Club Championships May 2017

Published: 09 May 2017

NPTC members and friends enjoyed some amazing tennis and a social BBQ at our 2017 Mens and Ladies doubles club championships.

We are delighted to announce our winning teams from our May 2017 annual competition:
A large, strong field of senior men played a fiercely competitive knock out competition to arrive at the grand final. Playing the best of three sets and finishing with a closely fought second set saw Andrew Plithakis & Jasper Wolfe defeat Guillaume Galanos & Ashley Stewart.

The ladies played in a round robin competition that saw newcomer Joanne Costa & Susan Clarke partner to win the competition from Juny Kesumadewi & Jackie Yu.

Congratulations to our winners and to all those who entered and stayed to watch and cheer our champions and enjoy a social BBQ.

Thanks to the Committee members and friends who organised the event and made the championship run smoothly from registrations, rosters, catering and helping out on the day.

 

Annual Club Championships: Sunday 7th May 2017

Published: 09 April 2017

Entries are NOW OPEN & entry is FREE! ENTRIES close 5.00pm SUNDAY 30th APRIL 2017.
After that date, you be will notified via EMAIL of the draw, approximate starting times, confirmation of the event/s and championship rules.

Registration: You can complete your registration here.

Competitions:

  • Mens: Doubles*
  • Ladies: Doubles*

* Doubles: Partners: Players are encouraged to enter as doubles teams and can nominate their partner on the registration form. If you do not have a partner, the Championship Committee will endeavour to find one. Teams will be notified in the week prior to the competition.

Draft schedule: Sunday 7 May 2017

  • Tennis from 9am
  • Morning tea from 10.30am
  • BBQ from midday
  • Presentations 4.00pm
 

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